Modern home design - decor ideas: Less Energy House
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Showing posts with label Less Energy House. Show all posts

First Light by Victoria University of Wellington

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
First Light by Victoria University of Wellington
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In 2011, US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon has held the contest of home design with energy as the main category. Victoria University of Wellington has participated home design, called First Light for the entrance. Efficient in energy is a goal to this home design beside façade and other aspects as its consideration.

Solar Homestead by APPState University

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Solar Homestead by APPState University
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This modern home design, called Solar Homestead has fully designed by Appalachian State University for participating US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon in 2011. The features of this home design are the high technologies that applied for its energy supply.
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Inspired by traditional Appalachian settlements is called Solar Homestead.  It’s a traditional settlement lifestyle that is combined with modern clean-energy technology. There are six outbuilding modules connect to form the Great Porch. House features two bedrooms, a day-lit bathroom, energy-efficient appliances, and a versatile living and dining area, also includes an independent flex space that can be used as a home office, art studio, or guest quarters and 8.2-kW trellis of bifacial solar cells on outdoor living space. The Solar Homestead house has forty-two bifacial photovoltaic panels to provide solar energy, on-demand solar thermal domestic hot water system provide constant water temperature, and a trombe wall that can store heat and release it at night. This house was designed for residents of Asheville, North Carolina by Appalachian State University and participated in U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011.
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